Support Worker

Job details
Posting date: 27 September 2021
Salary: £22,500 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 27 October 2021
Location: E12 5AA
Company: Oakley Professional Recruitment
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 270921GW2-29988

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Support Worker required with experience in one of the following areas YOUNG PEOPLE, HOMELESSNESS, MENTAL HEALTH, DRUG AND ALCOHOL MISUSE , RECOVERY, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Support Worker Opportunity in Young People's Service

We have an opportunity for a Support Worker to join a service based in Newham. Some of the service users are young people including care and prison leavers and my have been previously homeless and they have complex needs which include mental health, substance misuse, domestic violence sexual exploitation. The service works with multi agencies and statutory agencies to ensure the best possible support for the service users.

Shift patterns are 8am to 4pm and 2pm to 10pm across a 7 day period

Key Responsibilities of the Support Worker post in the Young People's Service

    • Helping service users develop life skills for independent living
    • Ensuring service users can access social inclusion
    • Building supportive relationships with Service Users
    • Helping service users achieve goals outlined in support plans
    • Positive risk assessment and risk management
    • Manging health and safety
    • Supporting service users with their daily living and providing practical assistance
    • Working effectively with voluntary and statutory agencies
    • Empowering and enabling service users
    • Ad-hoc duties

    Our ideal Support Worker for young people

      • Strong at forming relationships and positive social interactions
      • Open and approachable nature
      • Effective team player
      • Resilient and calm nature
      • Able to manage strong emotions in others and de-escalate challenging behaviour
      • Strong organisational skills
      • Flexible approach and attitude
      • Strong communication skills with empathetic ability and approach
      • Open to feedback
      • NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent
      • Previous experience in a similar role working with young people, mental health, housing, homelessness or substance misuse
      • Understanding and rigourous approach to safeguarding

      The successful applicant will undergo full safeguarding checks. Oakley Professional Recruitment are a health and social care consultancy and this is just one of a number of opportunities we have.

      For more information, please apply with your CV or call Geri Walker on 0208 004 1164. Please indicate if you have an online DBS. This is not essential as we carry one out for you

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